The Sanitary Vending Machine – It Matters!

April 6, 2017

Approximately 1/4 of the world population is women who are of reproductive age and menstruating. Recently, they have experienced an inconvenient trend of sanitary vending machines often that are empty, in disrepair, or simply missing. A survey found that 86% American women ages 18-54 have found themselves unprepared for their menstrual cycles beginning while they were away from home, such as at work or in public places. In situations like…

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Citron Hygiene and Workplace Essentials…The Perfect Fit!

March 31, 2017

With over 70 years of experience combined, great changes are to come as Citron Hygiene and Workplace Essentials come together to increase their industry presence. They will exchange best practices and combine their product and service offerings with the most efficient operations to best serve their customers in North America. Over the last year, Citron Hygiene has ambitiously grown its food service, facility and restroom hygiene solutions, and pest control business…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Children’s Play Centers

March 15, 2017

Indoor play centers are a child’s dream. They see ball pits, great heights to climb, and fun slides, but while kids are having fun, germs are lurking around. It is crucial for parents to know that these indoor playgrounds are clean and safe, as they may not return if their children become sick after a visit. To reduce cross-contamination and provide a safe environment for all customers, facility managers and…

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How to Solve Common Uric Acid Problems

February 27, 2017

Did You Know? Cleaners consider urine odors and stains to be some of the toughest problems to eliminate in restrooms. The uric acid crystals within urine are the main source of these issues. Once they seep into the floor and tile grout or pipes become blocked, removing the sights and smells can seem impossible. Stains are caused by urine that settles into porous surfaces and creates unsightly, off-colored blemishes.  Some…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Community: Places of Worship

January 6, 2017

Churches, synagogues, mosques, and other various temples are all staples within their communities. Members of all ages, ranging from infants to senior citizens, gather regularly to pray and receive guidance for their daily lives. Places of worship keep their doors open to everyone and have evolved with the rest of society, as many offer more than just religious services. These establishments serve a large, diverse population, so it must accommodate…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Supermarkets

December 22, 2016

People visit their local supermarkets weekly and sometimes even more frequently. Unfortunately, grocery stores can be havens for all kinds of bacteria, so protecting staff and customers and providing safe, healthy food should be a manager’s top priority. There are precautions that can be taken in order to avoid germs and foodborne illnesses. While shopping, consumers will likely come into contact with these commonly contaminated hot-spots: Shopping cart handles Basket…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Retail

December 9, 2016

December is here and it has brought on the most stressful shopping season of year. Shoppers are visiting multiple stores in hopes of finding that special gift and your employees have triple the work to do. During their brief moment of privacy – the bathroom break – none of them want to sit on the toilet seat only to realize it is wet, or encounter an empty soap dispenser when they…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Business: Restaurants

November 18, 2016

People love to treat themselves to a dinner at their favorite restaurant or to take the time to catch up with an old friend over lunch at a café. While everyone has different tastes in food, they can all agree that food poisoning is the worst consequence of having a meal out. In the United States, approximately 48 million individuals get some form of food poisoning each year and 2-3%…

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Diseases 101: Influenza (The Flu)

November 11, 2016

Influenza, or the flu as it is commonly referred to, makes its annual round as we transition from fall into winter and infects approximately 5-20% of the US population each year. The 2016-2017 season is in its early stages, which makes now a great time to prepare in order to stay healthy this season. What Is It? The flu is a viral respiratory infection that affects the nose, throat, passageways,…

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Hygiene Tips for Your Community: Public Buildings

November 4, 2016

Federal buildings that are accessible to the public, such as courthouses, libraries, post offices, town halls, and places of public transactions have a large demographic to serve.  As all town residents will visit these places from time to time, managers need to ensure that every aspect of their facilities accommodate everyone. The health departments in each state have their own rules regarding restrooms; however, the list below is a general…

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